Apr 30, 2007

what the fuck gas prices!!!?? part 2

remember back on March 1st when i posted that gas station in Oakland that was selling its gas for an outrageous price?
$3.47 was unheard of back then. and now, just over a month later its pretty much the norm give or take the cheap places that have it for $3.34.

Every other week i carpool with my dad and drive passed that gas station and i've seen it rise every couple weeks. it sat pretty steady at $3.74 then $3.83.. then this morning back on the carpool i saw that they finally went up. Up to $3. 97. I took note and planned taking a photo on the way home to blog.

So as we rolled up to it at 3:30 this afternoon i got my camera out to take a pic of the 3.97 gas. but since this morning it went up. its now $4.03!

they passed the motherfucking $4 mark.

And as i mentioned in the blog in March its fucked up because its one of the only gas stations in this lower income neighborhood. Just fuck the poor even harder...

all of this is compounded by, and kind of ironic that they decide to raise the price on a day that is estimated to have extra high traffic because of this...
Two connector ramps of the Bay Bridge MacArthur Maze (map), located near Emeryville, collapsed Sunday morning after an explosion and fire.

Heat from the fire, which reached temperatures estimated at up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, caused the metal bolts and girders on the highway connector ramp above to melt. The overpass then gave way and collapsed.

The tanker truck driver was driving from westbound Interstate 80 to southbound Interstate 880.

so yea, a lot of traffic was potentially diverted right passed that gas station today.. good one fuckers.

Nice Try Al Gore

You almost had me. I watched "Inconvenient Truth" and was certain we were gonna all die in 50 years because of man made carbon dioxide. you had your fancy charts and stats but you left out some stuff... the real scientists that have actually been studying this shit. The other side of Al Gore's movie... and NO its not pro oil companies.

Apr 27, 2007




BAM!Giants sweep Dodgers in LA, amidst an 8 game winning streak putting them in 1st place of their division. Holy crap. I know its early in the season but for a team that had low expectations and started out looking like shit this is pretty freakin rad.

ok on with the crappy friday photo blog.

(the niece and nephew... heads switched and floating!)

apply directly to the forehead

jimbo condoms

"win a million dollars... then you can buy this 2008 camero" ??

we're in love

Hawaiian steak

sucks for you Rita, you dont know Jack.

so long suckers.

Apr 26, 2007

people are morons

i got this in an email, you've probably already gotten it. I dont care. its funny.

My first instinct is to say these are too good to be real but in my experience with people and how stupid they are reminds me that they probably are.

Tech support: What kind of computer do you have?
Female customer: A white one...

Customer: Hi, this is Maureen. I can't get my diskette out.
Tech support: Have you tried pushing the Button?
Customer: Yes, sure, it's really stuck.
Tech support: That doesn't sound good; I'll make a note.
Customer: No, wait a minute... I hadn't inserted it yet... it's still on my desk... sorry....

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Tech support: Click on the 'my computer' icon on to the left of the screen.
Customer: Your left or my left?


Tech support: Good day. How may I help you?
Male customer: Hello... I can't print.
Tech support: Would you click on "start" for me and.
Customer: Listen pal; don't start getting technical on me! I'm not Bill Gates.


Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'Can't find printer'. I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it...

============== =

Customer: I have problems printing in red...
Tech support: Do you have a color printer?
Customer: Aaaah....................thank you.


Tech support: What's on your monitor now, ma'am?
Customer: A teddy bear my boyfriend bought for me at Woolies.


Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore.
Tech support: Are you sure it's plugged into the computer?
Customer: No. I can't get behind the computer.
Tech support: Pick up your keyboard and walk 10 paces back.
Customer:! OK
Tech support: Did the keyboard come with you?
Customer: Yes
Tech support: That means the keyboard is not plugged in. Is there another keyboard?
Customer: Yes, there's another one here. Ah...that one does work..


Tech support: Our pass word is the small letter "a" as in apple, a capital letter V as in Victor, the number 7.
Customer: Is that 7 in capital letters ?

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Customer: can't get on the Internet.
Tech support: Are you sure you used the right password?
Customer: Yes, I'm sure. I saw my colleague do it.
Tech support: Can you tell me what the password was?
Customer: Five stars.


Tech support: What anti-virus program do you use?
Customer: Netscape.
Tech support: That's not an anti-virus program.
Customer: Oh, sorry...Internet Explorer.


Customer: I have a huge problem. A friend has placed a screen saver on my computer, but every time I move the mouse, it disappears.


Tech support: How may I help you?
Customer: I'm writing my first e-mail.
Tech support: OK, and what seems to be the problem?
Customer: Well, I have the letter 'a' in the address, but how do I get the circle around it?

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A woman customer called the Canon help desk with a problem with her printer.
Tech support: Are you running it under windows?
Customer: "No, my desk is next to the door, but that is a good point. The man sitting in the cubicle next to me is under a window, and his printer is workin g fine." ===============

And last but not least...

Tech support: "Okay Colin, let's press the control and escape keys at the same time. That brings up a task list in the middle of the screen. Now type the letter "P" to bring up the Program Manager."
Customer: I don't have a P
Tech support: On your keyboard, Colin.
Customer: What do you mean?
Tech support: "P".....on your keyboard, Colin.


ugh!! while this was funny as hell, its funny because its fucking true. GET A BRAIN MORANS!!! GO USA!!

Apr 23, 2007

America, still racist after all these years.

Every stereotype you've heard about The South is true. The benefit of the doubt just got denied!
( <-- i never get tired of this pic)
ASHBURN, Georgia (AP) -- For the first time, the faces of students at the Turner County High School prom were both white and black.

First integrated prom for rural Georgia high school: http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/04 /22/integrated.prom.ap/index.html

I swear this is 2007 and not 1961. are you kidding me? The thing that a lot of people that live in the Bay Area, or even most metropolitan areas is, that racism and segregation still exist in a big way in the south. The restaurant or club may not say "whites only" but in some places you'll be hard pressed to find anyone other than the cooks and staff with pigmented skin. When i was down there, in South Carolina a guy was telling me that everything is segregated to some extent... not officially, but just under the surface. So to read a story like that while, appalling isnt shocking to me. It's ingrained into them as kids and by the time they are HS age, why wouldnt they choose to have a white only prom and keep the blacks out? their parents arent going to question it. It's cool someone decided to bring it up now, in 2007. I hope the youth of the south are finally getting a clue and a brain and leaving the ignorance and hatred to the past.

This country has a long way to go still. dont get me started on how stupid we all are.
the world is kicking our ass. China man, watch the fuck out for China.

Apr 20, 2007

i'm on the fucking cutting edge motherfucker

so i guess this is the hot new video shit to watch on the internet.. just watch in a couple days you'll get a myspace message telling you to watch this... so now you wont have to click a lame bulletin because i'm on the fucking cutting edge bitches.


Creative Tax Deduction

creative way to write off secret naughty pleasures. a conversation about tax time with someone i talk to on IM.

...(sigh) I gotta go in a minute. it takes awhile to get into that latex cat suit and I have to horsewhip a CPA at 12:30. Those ball-gags don't insert themselves, you know!

well don't forget the bridal... they like to have something to tongue.

That joke KILLED at Little league! I just hate having to recite the fucking ticker tape off of MSNBC the whole time... its distracting. because, you know, this way, the dude writes off my fee as a business expense.. as a consultant. cagey bastard.


yeah you say that now, but YOU try to decipher whether he screaming from the electric jolt to his nutsack or from Pfizer missing their quarterly earnings projections... its tricky.

you do what you gotta do to save a little money any way you can these days.

ok i know this pic has nothing to do with the post but i was looking up "cat suit" pics and HOLY FUCK thats a big cat!

Friday. shit. finally. damn.

ok so i watched Lost finally. more on that later.. here's some dagnabbed photos! warning, they totally suck this week.

its hard to see (phonecam/night) but on the hill in the background is the hill with the gazillions of crosses for the fallen soldiers of iraq. its pretty nuts.

i was at one of my uncles job sites checking out this all solid wood house from Europe..
pretty nuts. it was on the news and everything.

read more, from Contra Costa Times article (thats my uncle on the right in blue)


Apr 19, 2007

12 innings equals no Lost.

Pretty much my whole wednesday is me getting juiced to watch Lost. I know its pathetic but hey, most of my day is spent at my stupid job. I skeez as much time as i can to read the latest theories on Lost and post some of my own on the Lost message boards. When i get home i patiently do my chores and await the new Lost episode. But this week, right around quittin' time my good friend Justin calls and asks if i want to go to the Giants game.. hm.. i paused and thought about this. this would more than likely mean that i would miss Lost tonite. and miss out on all the Thursday message board hullabaloo with all the new info from the latest new episode. So, after good though I told myself i could watch it on ABC.com in the morning or on my lunchbreak the next day and agreed to go to the game.

I'm glad i did! it was such an awesome game. Barry hit home run #738 into the cove! the score was close the whole game and ended going to the 12th inning. it was pretty rad. thanks slim!

So, fast forward to this morning. I was able to watch the first 15 minutes or so of Lost on the web here at work before the rest of the office started showing up. I planned on watching the rest on my lunch break but fucking ABC kept giving me errors. something about their server and my bandwidth.. our internet here must suck if more than 4 people are on it at the same time. In other words, the boards are a flutter with cool new Lost theories and amendments to old ones with new info from last nights episode. and i'm missing out on all of it! thats how lame i am that i'm actually upset about this.

fuck man, all my theories are gonna be a day old and people are gonna reply with "hey noob use the search button, we talked about that yesterday" damnit, i dont wanna be a noob. this fucking sucks. stupid ABC.com, stupid internet.. stupid awesome Giants game and free tickets.

I guess i'll just have to be a lurker and read all the stuff people are writing about Lost. maybe i'll notice something people missed.

Apr 18, 2007

Fast Food Tray Hygiene

So as i was eating at Jack in the Box.. the ghetto one near my work. an employee dude came over to the trash and used one of the used food trays to smash down the trash inside the garbage. he pushed in the flip door and just smashed and smashed then rapped it against the edge of the opening a few times to "clean" it then took it back behind the counter.

for those of you who work or have worked fast food, is this common accepted practice? I've never seen it before and the dude i think is the manager. He did it in front of us as if it was no big deal. I highly doubt they disinfect those things. just wipe them down with a dirty wet towel.

here's some of my past Ghetto Fast Food adventures.





Apr 17, 2007

Look what i made!

Holy shit i painted again. its been a while since i did anything of any kind of arty goodness. I have some arty show stuff coming up so i thought i'd get a crackin' on some new work. Here are the fruits of my birds and my bees.

This one i call "The Sandwichman Cometh" I dont know what the fuck it means. I guess it could be part 2 to my painting called "the diet issue" anyone remember that? (thats a link to it)

and as a special bonus its on a skate deck!

This one is called "Somebody's Grandma Died (and it sucks for them)" i know it sounds cruel but its a fact of fucking life. Its something a lot of people have to deal with.
ps: i dont know who this lady is.

As for the upcoming arty stuff... One i know about for sure is at Shakey Hand Gallery again. Its a group show titled "Over the Counter Culture" whatever that means. The other is still pending but its a huge event. Its the Blazen7 Pride of the Champ. Theres a pre 60's car show, art show, and Lucha Libre wrestling match!!! The guy putting it on is in my photoshop class and casually asked me to be in it. Still waiting for the official response. I hope it works out because i'd really like to go anyway. I think if i was in it i'd actually get of my lazy ass and go. more info on that here.

Apr 13, 2007

What were you thinking? seriously.

Theres this Furniture place i walk by on my way to get coffee that is run by ass fucked morons. let me explain.
For a while they've had just a temporary banner that said "Furniture Oasis" with a wooden sign they would leave on the sidewalk that says "Oasis Furniture" I thought it seemed odd that they would switch up the name like that but chalked it up to a simple mistake and didnt matter since it was a temporary thing anyway. It took a while but they finally have their name on custom mounted letters on the sides of the building. one side says "FURNITURE OASIS". the other side in the same exact letters says "OASIS FURNITURE". what kind of quality control do they have? Spent all this money and still fucked it up! pick a damn name.

if you cant see it click pic to zoom and see the idiocy.

so, i'm walking by the other day and they are mounting a new banner thing next to the door that says "Everyday Low Prices, Every Day". i cant believe it. do they know that what it says is horribly redundant and makes them look dumb? what the fuck is their problem??

I wanted to ask them what they were thinking...."hey, dont you realise you have your name written differently on your building and wrong, at least twice and do you know that this sign is refuckingdundant!"

it makes me angry, insulted as a designer and a person with a brain. i should have asked. I often wish i could ask what people are thinking when they do stupid things but stupid people make even more stupid justifications for their stupidity. that or they just dont think. anyway if they did attempt to answer, their answer would just piss me off more. why are they even alive?

if you happen upon this place, dont buy anything from OASIS FURNITURE OASIS FURNITURE OASIS, even if thier every day low prices that they have, surprise, every day seem too good to pass up.

Mickey is a mouse, Donald is a duck, Pluto is a dog.

What's Goofy...?
He's a dog, he's definitely a dog...
He can't be a dog, he wears a hat and drives a car...

i dont think i've ever actually looked at a Cat Fancy mag. i picked one up in the Vet waiting room.

Its like porn for cat lovers.. they have centerfolds and everything!
ooh la la, look at that Balinese bitch!


this thing couldn't be more wrong. The Giants have the worst record they've had in 27 years.
they are like in negative place. GO GIANTS!

Chili-O, its like a Taco but with chili. its in the "O" food group.

me, my brother and mom circa 1980-ish.

el payaso malvado

not evil, its just the best shit ever!

i wonder if this will work with my asshole?

oh yea, i'm rocking again!

Yeah, that is weird. What the hell is Goofy?